Benches on the Avenue

Tinley Park's Benches on the Avenue public art program has become one of the Village's most popular attractions, drawing thousands of residents and visitors annually to Downtown Tinley. The colorful benches feature the work of both amateur and professional artists and provide spots to rest and enjoy the fantastic creations while strolling through town.

Artwork is based on a different theme each year, and benches are on display from mid-May through October. Each bench is sponsored by a local business or individual, who takes possession of it after the program has ended.

2020 Benches on the Avenue: Around the World

The Village is hosting its 17th annual Benches on the Avenue program now through October in Downtown Tinley. This year's theme is “Around the World” and features imaginative, three-dimensional works that depict some of the most explored and fascinating travel destinations, vacation spots and/or iconic landmarks.

'Around the World' Scavenger Hunt
You don’t have to be Sherlock Holmes to take part in the Village’s new Benches on the Avenue "Around the World" Scavenger Hunt. All you'll need is a game card, a pen or pencil and an adventurous spirit! To play, just print an official game sheet and take it to Oak Park Avenue in Downtown Tinley. Use the clues provided on the game sheet to locate each bench, then examine the bench closely to answer the question beneath the clue. Once you’ve filled out each one, just drop the game card off in the drop-box outside the Tinley Park Chamber of Commerce, 17316 S. Oak Park Ave. Those who answer all questions correctly will be entered into a drawing for some fun prizes, including one of this year’s benches! All entries must be received by Oct. 1, 2020. Grab a game sheet and start playing now!

Sponsorship Opportunities
Benches on the Avenue is a perfect opportunity to market your business or organization to residents and visitors throughout the summer season. Each bench sponsor will receive a plaque that will recognize the sponsor and be affixed to the bench. Your business information will be included in the widely distributed bench brochure, and will be featured on the Village's website and Facebook page. Benches will be sold on a first-come, first-choice basis. Reserve your bench by completing the order form and returning it with your check to the Village Hall. 


Brochures from from each year of the "Benches on the Avenue" program.

"Around the World" (2020)
"Prized Page Turners" (2019)

"Treasured Family Musicals" (2018
"The Power of Music" (2017)
"Once Upon a Time" (2016)
"Heroes and Villains" (2015)
"Let the Games Begin!" (2014)
"Fairy Tale Festival" (2013)
"The Magic of Music" (2012)
"America the Beautiful" (2011)
"When I Grow Up" (2010)
"Classic TV" (2009)
"A World of Travel Adventures" (2008)
"Toyland" (2007)
"Favorite Children's Storybooks" (2006)
"Hooray for Hollywood!" (2005)
"Benches on the Avenue" (2004)